November 16, 2011 BCC Meeting

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November 16, 2011 BCC Meeting

Postby Lisa Lannon » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:59 pm

NOVEMBER 16, 2011

A meeting of the Building Facilities Construction Committee was held on November 16, 2011 at the Municipal Center. Ms. Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

PRESENT: Virginia Howe, Matt Sargent, Linda Brown, Shirley Mosczynski (Vice Chairman), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), and Joe Biagioni (Ex-officio).
ABSENT: Sean Holland (Chairman), Ed Gouin.
GUESTS: Ann Carlsson, Ellie Chesebrough, and Charlie Van Voorhis.

This was tabled until later in the meeting.

Mr. Cundiff reported on the status of the surveys regarding the Municipal Compost Facility. He noted that all the data has not come back. He suggests that the members contact their assigned facilities in an effort to obtain data prior to the next meeting.

Mr. Cundiff reported that MASSDOT gave approval to open the Cedar Street Bridge. He noted that the voucher for Maguire has been signed and that Chapter 90 funds would be used for this. In addition, he noted that the Board of Selectmen has put a hold on moving forward with the permanent structure at this time. They want to move forward with the Hemlock Bridge process; therefore, Maguire has been asked to update their proposal accordingly.

Mr. Cundiff reported on the School Building Project. He noted that the haul road bid has been awarded to C. Naughton for $85,000. He discussed the process of building the haul road.
Ms. Mosczynski recused herself from the discussion of the well contractor. Mr. Cundiff reported that the well contractor has drilled two wells and neither has produced much water. One well was hydro-fracked and is now providing approximately 4 gallons per minute.
C. Naughton anticipates having the work done on the haul road in approximately a week.
Mr. Cundiff reported on the work of the Prequalification Committee.

Mr. Van Voorhis joined the meeting as well as Ms. Carlsson, Ms. Chesebrough, and Mr. Biagioni. Ms. Brown recused herself from the Library Project discussion.
Mr. Van Voorhis noted that cost estimates are still forthcoming. He distributed and reviewed the revised plans including the site plan, floor plans, parking, and the outline spec for the Library. Discussion held including the traffic pattern, parking, exterior illumination, and the old main entrance doors. Mr. Van Voorhis noted the intent of getting a variance for the existing doors and vestibule. He recommends putting automatic door openers on the doors. Ms. Chesebrough noted some concern regarding this. Discussion held. Mr. Van Voorhis discussed the process of going before the Access Board. Mr. Biagioni questioned the process of heating the building and whether there is a need to update the present systems. Discussion held. Security was discussed. The need was noted to have the ability to monitor the lower level when it is not staffed.
Mr. Van Voorhis indicated he would like to meet with the cost estimators to get to the next level of detail. In addition, he would like to bring the engineers in to discuss any questions/concerns regarding the systems. Mr. Cundiff suggested that Mr. Colonero be included in that and that he gets a set of drawings. Mr. Van Voorhis will email a set of drawings for Mr. Colonero.
Some discussion was held regarding the potential for any cost cutting measures. Mr. Van Voorhis will email the cost estimates prior to the next meeting. Mr. Cundiff offered any assistance that he or the Town can give with relation to the ground water testing.

Ms. Brown made a motion to approve the minutes of November 2, 2011 as presented. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

The revised 2012 meeting schedule was reviewed. It was the consensus that the schedule was fine.

A voucher for Durland Van Voorhis was reviewed and signed.

Mr. Cundiff noted that he would list the projects that have no progress to report on the agenda as ongoing projects. Listed under this section at this time would be the Safety Complex, Green Communities and the Solar RFP. Some discussion held about current solar programs.

Ms. Brown made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 PM. Ms. Howe seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon,
Recording Secretary
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